“Ascendance is all. Ascendance is supreme.” — AaronC commenting on his own deck.
After joining Facebook in late 2012 (because of VTES), I have joined a couple of Facebook groups, and was astonished to see how many Facebook groups/events related to VTES actually exist. There’s not only the general VTES group, but also a reasonably sized list of national VTES groups:
- VTES Australia
- VTES Brasil
- VTES Germany
- VTES Poland (VTES.pl)
- VTES Sweden
- VTES UK
- VTES Origins (USA)
Also quite a few events have there own pages created in advance of the event, for example:
- VTES EC 2013
- Mistrzostwa Polski VtES (Polish National Championship 2013)
- Danish National Championship and Danish European Championship Qualifier 2013
- Swedish ECQ 2013
The lists above are not exhaustive, there only the ones on national level and events, there are many more for local playgroups, e.g. VTES Stockholm.
The Danish National VtES Championship 2013 and the Danish European VtES Championship Qualifier will take place at the same weekend. The two tournaments are scheduled to take place in Copenhagen, Denmark on May 12th and 13th, 2012. Everyone, of course, is welcome to participate, and the organizers hope that as many players can make their way to Copenhagen as possible. For more information and pre-registration you can contact the organizer by sending an email to “c [/dot/] nislev [/at/] gmail [/dot/] com“.
- Date: May 12th (Saturday) and May 13th (Sunday), 2013
- Time Schedule:
- First round starting time: 12:00 (Saturday) and 10.30 (Sunday)
- Expected finishing time: 21.00 (Saturday) and 19.30 (Sunday)
- Format: Standard Constructed, detailed rules can be found on the VEKN website.
- Number of rounds: 3 Rounds + Final
- Time limit: 2 hours per round
TBD (in Copenhagen)
- Pre-registration: Please pre-register by email to “c [/dot/] nislev [/at/] gmail [/dot/] com” so the organizers have an idea about numbers for prize support and other purposes.
- Travel Info & Accommodation: The organizers will do our best to help players from abroad with accommodation, either at the homes of local players or at a hostel/hotel if preferred. For info about accommodation and flights to Copenhagen Airport (Kastrup), email “c [/dot/] nislev [/at/] gmail [/dot/] com“.
You might also want to check out the event on Facebook.
“Rewinding is not the only available remedy. If rewinding is not logistically feasible, some other remedy should be applied.” — LSJ commenting on a remark that rewinding was not possible later in the game.
Reference: VtES Usenet Newsgroup (funny thread, you should read it!!)
This year the German National VtES Championship tournament will take place in Bochum, Germany on November 30th, 2013. Although it’s still quite some time until the tournament takes place, here are the details of the tournament
- Date: Saturday, November 30th, 2013
- Format: Standard Constructed, detailed rules can be found on the VEKN Tournament Rules webpage. Please note that you will not have to qualify for this event. The top 5 players will automatically be qualified for participation in any Continental Championship in 2014.
- Time Table
- Registration — 12:00
- 1st Round — 13:00
- Entry Fee: tba
- Prizes: tba
- More Details and Registration
- Please register in the thread in the German VtES Forum or by contacting the organizer [prinz (/dot/) bochum (/at/) gmx (/dot/) de]
- The location is a pub, so you may not bring your own food and drinks.
As in the previous years, the Italian VtES Community will host the Italian Qualifier Tour in 2013. The qualifier tour begins in Milan on March 3rd and will end with the Italian National Championship in Florence on December 1st. The theme for the 2013 qualifier tour is about surviving the Gehenna, with each stage (standard constructed tournament) tied to a Gehenna event. Reports of the 2013 tournaments will be given during all of the 2013, as usual.
More details on the qualifier tour can be found in the Italian VTES forum.
Here are the results from the poll if the readers would like prefer a monthly or bi-monthly “Deck of the Month” selection. 101 readers of this blog participated in the poll, and these are the results
- Yes, bi-monthly is ok/better. — 52.48% (53 votes)
- No, keep the monthly frequency. — 37.62% (38 votes)
- I don’t care. — 8.91% (9 votes)
- Skip the feature altogether! — 0.99% (1 votes)
Although the majority thinks a bi-monthly “Deck of the Month” article is acceptable (52%), there’s a sizable majority for keeping the current schedule. Because of this result I have decided that I will choose a compromise. I will choose a “Deck of the Month” at least every other month. Meaning there will be at least six DotM in 2013, but most likely some more.